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Big Bash League fixture to have two female on-field umpires

Photo Courtesy: Cricket Australia History will be made on Sunday when two female on-field umpires will officiate a professional cricket match in Australia, Wide World of Sports has reported. Claire Polosak and Eloise Sheridan will be the on-field umpires for the Women’s Big Bash League fixture between Adelaide Strikers and ...

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FIFA World Cup final had an audience of 1.12 billion

Photo: AFP A combined global audience of 1.12 billion watched the World Cup final between France and Croatia in July, FIFA, the governing body of world football, said on Friday. In total, FIFA said, a “combined 3.572 billion viewers – more than half of the global population aged four and ...

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Dortmund eye to extend lead in battle of Borussias

Photo: AFP Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre has warned that Borussia Moenchengladbach are “very dangerous” as he prepares to meet his former club in a mouthwatering clash between the Bundesliga’s top two teams on Friday. The Black and Yellow’s lead at the top was cut to just six points by ...

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Roma out to stop Ronaldo-inspired Juventus juggernaut

Photo: AFP Embattled Roma travel to Turin on Saturday desperate to bring some Christmas cheer back to their beleaguered fans in the capital by pulling off an upset against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus. Unbeaten Italian champions Juventus have had a record-breaking start to the season since their blockbuster signing of Ronaldo ...

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Defensive issues persist for La Liga leaders Barcelona

Photo: AFP Barcelona’s title charge has been riddled with defensive problems and just as they looked to have found stability, another one landed at their feet. Their 5-0 win over Levante last weekend may have been a triumph for attacking fluency, not to mention Lionel Messi, who scored a hat-trick, ...

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De Bruyne raring to go after injury layoffs

Photo: AFP Kevin De Bruyne’s timely return to action for Manchester City is a major boost for Pep Guardiola as his team brace for a punishing programme over the festive period. The Belgium international, who has been limited to just 96 minutes of league football so far this season, started ...

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Arsenal identify Dele Alli bottle thrower

Photo: AFP Arsenal said Thursday they have identified a man they suspect of throwing a plastic bottle at Tottenham’s Dele Alli during Spurs’ 2-0 League Cup quarter-final victory over their bitter North London rivals. The England midfielder — who scored a delightful goal to put Spurs 2-0 up at the ...

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